Cast Iron Skillet Bread

This is a very tasty and easy to make bread. This is based on the recipe by Tessa Arias. My version uses garlic, onion, and pepper. This recipe is quite good, but I am still fine-tuning the recipe.


2¼ teaspoons(1 package) instant yeast
2 cupslukewarm water
4½ cupsall-purpose flour
1 tablespoonsDried rosemary, crushed
2 teaspoonsfine salt
3 tablespoonsolive oil, divided
½ cupgrated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoonsThrive chopped onion
1 teaspoonThrive spinach
¼ teaspoonFine, ground pepper
4 teaspoonsMinced garlic


  1. Combine the yeast and water in a large mixing bowl and wait a few minutes for yeast to activate.
  2. Add half the flour and stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and the remaining flour and stir until combined.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Or, you can let the dough rise in the skillet (next step).
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  6. Brush 2 tablespoons olive oil over the bottom of a 10″ or 12″ cast iron skillet. Dust bottom of pan with a little flour to make the bread easier to remove. You can also sprinkle some salt and pepper in the skillet, if desired.
  7. Sprinkle the dough and your hands with flour before shaping it into a rough disk (dough will be sticky). Place the dough in the skillet, cover loosely, and let it rise about 30 minutes until puffy.
  8. Drizzle additional olive oil over the top of the bread. Slash the dough with a sharp knife to create an X shape. Sprinkle with rosemary leaves. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle all over with the Parmesan cheese. Return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until golden brown.